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5 Must-See Sights in Florence: A Guide to the City’s Top Attractions

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Florence, Italy is a city brimming with history, art, and culture, and it’s a must-see destination for anyone visiting Italy. If you’re planning a trip to Florence, make sure to add these 5 must-see sights to your itinerary:

  1. The Duomo. The Duomo, or Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, is one of the most iconic landmarks in Florence. Designed by the famous architect Filippo Brunelleschi, the Duomo is a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture and home to some of the most beautiful art in the world.
  2. The Uffizi Gallery. The Uffizi Gallery is home to one of the world’s most extensive collections of Italian Renaissance art, including works by masters like Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael. Make sure to book tickets in advance to avoid long lines.
  3. The Ponte Vecchio. The Ponte Vecchio is a medieval bridge over the Arno River that’s lined with jewelry shops and art galleries. It’s a popular tourist destination and a great place to shop for souvenirs or just soak up the atmosphere.
  4. The Palazzo Pitti. The Palazzo Pitti is a massive Renaissance palace that’s now home to several museums, including the Galleria Palatina, which houses a collection of paintings by masters like Raphael and Titian.
  5. The Boboli Gardens. The Boboli Gardens are a beautiful and expansive park with formal gardens, sculptures, and a museum. It’s a great place to relax and take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city.

By visiting these 5 must-see sights in Florence, you’ll get a taste of the city’s rich history and culture and have an unforgettable trip.

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Enjoy exclusive, efficiently-organized access to two significant sites in Florence with this guided small group or private tour. See Michelangelo’s statue of David and climb Brunelleschi’s dome. Head into the Accademia Gallery, enter the Cathedral, and climb the famous cupola faster with pre-reserved tickets. Expert local guides always lead tours.

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Enjoy pre-reserved tickets to climb Brunelleschi’s famous Dome. Enter the Cathedral from a separate entrance for small groups, and visit the key religious monuments in Duomo Square, including the Museum and the Baptistery with an expert local guide.  Enjoy 72 hours of access to all the sites in Duomo Square with Brunelleschi Pass.

 

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Explore the masterpieces housed in the Uffizi Gallery and enter more quickly with your pre-reserved tickets. Climb up Brunelleschi’s dome (one of the most iconic structures in Florence) at the end of this 3-hour guided tour.

Full access to the Cathedral with the included Brunelleschi Pass–valid for 72 hours!

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See the most important site in Florence with pre-reserved tickets. Visit the Cathedral from a separate entrance and explore the Duomo Museum, and Baptistery with an expert local guide. Climb Giotto’s Bell Tower and visit other monuments in Duomo Square at your leisure using your pass, which is valid for 72 hours.